Heritage Audio MotorCity EQualizer - Mono 7-band Graphic EQ

  • Item # 1571292
  • Model # MOTORCITYEQ

The MotorCity EQualizer from Heritage Audio is a completely analog, passive EQ design with seven accessible frequency points across the tonal spectrum. Each frequency has a stepped rotary switch capab… Learn More

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Spot-on replica of units designed at Motown's "Hitsville" Studio.

The MotorCity EQualizer from Heritage Audio is a completely analog, passive EQ design with seven accessible frequency points across the tonal spectrum. Each frequency has a stepped rotary switch capable of a flat response, up or down 8db in 1dB increments. Frequency points graduate from 50hz, 130hz, 320hz and 800hz before jumping to 2000hz, 5000hz and peaking at 12,500hz. The front panel also features a simple in/out/off toggle switch with top hat knob and jewel light power indicator. All rotary switches have easy to read from a distance “General Radio” bakelite style knobs recreated to look exactly like the originals (remember, this is not a slider-style graphic EQ). Finally, it features a master gain control (-8db/+8db), again in 1dB increments. The incredibly simple 1960’s-accurate back panel features a power supply jack and an XLR input and output. The sound itself packs a punch without sounding harsh or distorted, and while an analog seven-band EQ might sound more like hype than hyper goodness, hearing is believing. The Heritage audio MotorCity EQ is not a digital equivalent, not a respectfully close replica and not a more compatible modernized “improvement.” The MotorCity EQualizer is the genuine article finally made available for the general public. For the very first time in history, you can integrate this true spec to spec carbon copy of both form and function into your own studio.

Features

  • Shockingly clever passive design uses no less than 21 inductors and 21 tone capacitors (3 each per band)
  • Heavy duty stepped rotary switches used for all 7 eq bands and gain control
  • UTC replica input transformer transformer with modified turns ratio for better integration into modern studios
  • Carnhill-driven output line amp substitutes the original's Achilles heel Opamp-labs output
  • In/Out/Off Lever switch allows you to A/B the effect of EQ settings